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this morning on "world news now," clashing storms, causing havoc along the east coast. the tropical storm that battered florida is fueling a powerful nor'easter right now and millions are affected. power outages are reported. we'll have the latest forecast coming up. also this morning, the first charges expected to be charged in special counsel robert mueller's investigation. and new this half hour, the warning for your eyes before getting all dressed up. >> we'll have the latest on those popular contact lenses and how some can cause serious damage. and if you got dressed up like a fool over the weekend and still nursing a hangover? don't worry, you're not alone. plenty of famous people did so and we're going to look at some of the best costumes for the
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weekend in a very hollywood halloween skinny, on this monday, october 30th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> kristen bell, looks like she had a very fun saturday night and not a fun sunday morning. we're going to start things off with a one-two punch aimed at the northeast. it would could impact travel plans across the country. >> it's a combination of what used to be a tropical storm moving up from the south and a nor'easter packing heavy rain and wind. dozens of flights have been canceled from airports in the northeast. >> tornados spawned by what was tropical storm philippe damaged homes. >> reporter: two storms converging on the east coast. millions right now bracing as dangerous wind and rain hits. in florida, tropical storm philippe pummeling the sunshine
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state with torrential rain and winds gusting over 75 miles per hour. this twister in palm beach county, one of four hitting florida. this driver on i-95 spotting what appears to be a tornado. >> there's a tornado, check this out, right in front of me. >> reporter: when suddenly a transformer explodes ahead. >> it just took out the light. >> reporter: a mobile home park in boynton beach, blown to pieces. >> i could see stuff flying through the air. >> reporter: a ceiling fan lying in the debris. the remnants of philippe putting 45 million at risk from washington, d.c. to boston. flash flooding and damaging winds expected. power outages likely, flight delays a certainty. so far, 300 cancellations and counting. the morning commute in jeopardy, this all coming on the five-year anniversary of superstorm sandy which demolished much of breezy point, new york. during sandy, it wasn't water
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that destroyed most of this town. it was hurricane force winds that spread fire across these tightly-packed homes. houses here are still being rebuilt. and though not the size and scope of sandy, the storm has residents on edge. and the boardwalk, much of it rebuilt, we're under a high wind warning as this storm explodes, off the jersey coastline, expecting to ride up the hudson river and bring with it a lot of wind, a lot of rain. long beach, new york. now let's get the forecast from accuweather. >> meteorologist paul williams joining us. good morning, paul. >> good morning, kendis, diane. rain not only the problem in the northeast, the winds also a big problem. look at this. we're looking at winds at least 50-60 miles per hour. throughout the entire northeast. and in some pockets, 60-70-mile-per-hour winds from boston towards portland. and this isn't philippe's fault. it was swept further out because of a cold front.
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so that's not the issue. then watch out for another blast of cold air that's going to bring a wintry mix. to the north central part of the country. we turn now to the first criminal charges stemming from the russia investigation. sources confirm, at least one person may be arrested as early as today. and possible collusion by the trump campaign. they say the indictment was approved by a grand jury empaneled by special counsel robert mueller. it's not clear who will be charged or what the charges will be. a top democrat refused to say if president trump is under investigation. >> i can't comment on it, george. i can't answer that one way or the other. >> you wouldn't know whether robert mueller is investigating the president? >> i can't comment on that at all. >> the president went on a twitter rant, looking to switch the blame to hillary clinton. he referred to the russia collusion probe as phony and pointed to a controversial uranium deal with russia. we're learning more about a
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soldier killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. 36 year old chief warrant officer, jacob sims completed tours in kosovo and iraq before serving as part of an elite air unit. six others were injured in the crash. the pentagon saying it was not the result of enemy fire. authorities in norway say they have found the remnants of a russian helicopter that crashed. it reportedly belonged to a russian coal company. the five crew members and three passengers are presumed dead. whitefish energy is disappointed that puerto rico has plans to cancel its controversial $300 million power contract. there have been questions about the deal. whitefish is based in the hometown of the interior secretary, ryan zinke.
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puerto rico's governor urged the officials to give a 30-day notice. >> i have asked the board of the power authority to invoke the cancellation clause in the contract immediately. >> well, the head of puerto rico's power authority defends awarding the contract to whitefish, saying it was the only company that did not require an up front payment. now they are asking for help from power crews in new york and florida. the allegations against harvey weinstein are piling up. rose mcgowan says she was offered $1 million in hush money the day before the expose. and another actress tells "the new yorker" that weinstein raped her after giving her a ride home in the '90s. weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. meanwhile, kevin spacey is responding to accusations that he pushed himself on anthony rapp.
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at a party when rapp was just 14 years old. we'll have more details on his response in the next half hour. and police near nashville are looking for a man who attacked a woman. after a white lives matter rally. they say the woman who is white was sitting at a restaurant with a black man when she was approached bay group from the rally. an argument broke out when they asked her to leave her boyfriend and sit with them instead. a white man hit that woman in the face. leaving her with a cut above her eye. yuli gurriel, you see him making a racist gesture after hitting a home run off yu darvish, who was born in japan. he has been suspended for the first five games of next season but was allowed to stay in the world series. he has since apologized. and guriell is among those who hit a home run.
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in last night's epic game five against the dodgers, which stretched into the wee hours on the east coast. >> just wrapped up, actual lay. the astros took a lead with a home run, but the dodgers tying it in at 12 in the ninth. so they went into extra innings. >> that's when houston got the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. the astros are one win away from their first-ever title game. game six is tomorrow night in los angeles. we could see this come to an end. >> let's hope there's a game seven. because it hasn't been an epic series so far. >> every game is a nail-biter! >> every game is a nail-biter. >> and so many home runs. in the meantime, we move on to a man in wisconsin in some trouble after finding himself in a chilly situation. he was at a convenience store on a beer run and got locked inside by store workers who were closing up. >> so he figured, might as well enjoy himself if he has to stay
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the night. by the morning he had drank a beer and three malt liquors. >> three malt lek liquors? >> when he was finally let out he took off without paying, but police tracked him down, citing him for theft. >> that's no fair! >> that's no fair! >> you get locked in a beer cooler, you can drink as much as you want. there's got to be a rule somewhere. >> especially malt liquor, they're going to charge him for that? should charge him for not drinking the high-end stuff. >> the wine coolers were all the way in the back. he couldn't reach those. >> i couldn't reach the zema. back on land after months at sea. those two women are now talking about the one thing they're really glad they did before setting sail. and the new alarm being raised by the fda one day before halloween over one key part of many costumes. you're watching world news now. costumes.
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the wheels of the polish flight touched down. the plane bounced in strong cross winds and pilots aborted the first landing. they made a second attempt before landing safely. two women from hawaii who survived five months adrift at sea have finally reached land. jennifer apell and tasha along with their two dogs were rescued la tahiti before their storm was h-- boat was hia storm and battered by sharks. >> i would never thought that i would ever be on a navy ship, a warship, much less rescued by a warship. and this, the open arms that you guys have had for us. >> yeah. >> the women credit their survival with overpacking their boat with supplies. the 2700-mile trip should have taken only 18 days, but they crammed in one year's worth of
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food and a water purifier. >> but they're happy they were prepared. five months at sea. and here at home. health officials are sounding the alarm about an increasingly popular costume accessory. >> those contact lenses that can transform your look can also damage your eyes. here's abc's erielle reshef. >> reporter: a warning just before halloween about those eye-catching contact lenses. some so dangerous they could leave you blind, just ask julian hamlin who picked up a pair of the contacts from his local gas station. >> i'm legally blind in my left eye and almost lost my right eye completely. >> reporter: the food and drug administration says buying lenses without a prescription can permanently damage your eyes. this week officials from california joining ohio and new york, turning their sights on those products often sold at retail stores and online,
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cautioning consumers to be careful. >> they may be widely available through the internet, but that doesn't mean they are fda approved. >> reporter: federal authorities had seized 100,000 of what they say are illegal, counterfeit pairs of contacts. they can come with bacterial infections. allergic reactions or vision loss. >> you can pick up a pair of contacts for $20, $30, but when you pick up a hospital bill, it's a whole lot different. >> reporter: they are trying to get the dangerous contacts off store shelves and doctors warn wearing them one night can do serious damage. erielle reshef, abc news, new york. >> we are warned. coming up, costume ideas from the stars. dick van dyke is apologizing for his accent in mary poppins and explaining how it came to be. that's coming up next in "the skinny." explaining how it came to be. that's coming up next in "the skinny." washed his shirt with gain. alf
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♪ we are back, we're back now with the funk of 40,000 years.
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>> have to do that every time. the funk of 40,000 years. >> celebrities are just like us. they like to drink and play dress up. >> let's see who was feeling the festi festive halloween spirit this weekend. starting off with disco divas, amal clooney and cindy crawford for the casa amigos party. >> that would be the tequila that their husbands are involved in together. and this is kim kardashian dressed up as cher. >> there is sonny, her bff, jonathan, they are apparently in some frays as well. cher tweeted in response to the costume, kim kardashian woke to see you're me for halloween. you look beautiful, little armenian sister.
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>> we move on to -- >> that's kim as aaliyah. >> she's got lots of costumes going on. >> how many parties does she have? >> i think i liked the cher outfit better. but that is a really good aaliyah. >> especially when cher gives her approval. it doesn't get much cooler than that. >> let's go to demi lovato. a little selena. little-bitty, bitty boom boom. she wore one of the famous outfits she wore as part of the concert, the movie, the whole nine yards. she really looks so much like her, job well done to demi lovato. >> and adele. as only adele can look. >> she's wearing, here we go. she's wearing a long-sleeved glittering green dress with embellishments around the sleeves.
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a colorful chinese dragon trim. a teased, frizzy hairstyle and elaborate show makeup. >> otherwise just adele as adele could look. >> that's halloween adele, get a costume. >> kristen bell looks happy. >> she looks like a very grumpy version of herself from "frozen." >> and bruce willis in the meantime. >> oh, my goodness gracious. >> that's amazing. >> the twins from "shining." how creepy is that? that's creepier than the actual girls from the movie. >> he put in some work. >> i did put in a little work. so i decided to go as edward scissorhands this year. and kendis went all out. you look like you came from work and put face paint on. >> i did. i grabbed some shoes. we painted, i don't know. i was nothing. but you looked amazing. >> i put in a little more effort
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than you did. >> we were at a little soiree. where abc family, actually, put in a lot of work. juju there in the middle. >> juju's gamora. we have gio benitez behind us as the mad hatter. >> exactly. >> and kendis with his face painted. >> i put in just as much work. >> let's move on to dick van dyke. >> he apologized for his accent in "mary poppins." he received a british award and blamed the all-british crew and julie andrews for never telling hem how terrible it was. >> you're a man of high position. esteemed -- >> when he accepted the award he revealed that he only spent one hour with a coach. to brief fprepare for the role. and the coach was irish, not english.
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>> van dyke promises he'll be better the second time around when mary poppins returns starring emily blunt. he'll be in it. >> oh, with a jolly holiday. it. >> oh, with a jolly holiday. start the interview with a firm handshake.
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one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ going to dress you up in my love ♪ ♪ all over, all over ♪ going to dress you up in my love ♪ ♪ all over your body ♪ from your head down to your toes ♪ ♪ >> my choreography needs a little work. >> dressing up can be tough, especially when you go to the high school dances. you want a fancy dress, but some of these designer dresses can cost you a fortune. >> one fashionista is making it possible to donate dresses for those in need.
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here's gloria rivera. >> reporter: sam is on a mission, inside this boys and girls club, he unpacks dress after dress. his plan, to surprise underprivileged girls with dress for homecoming. he's done this, he says, nearly 10,000 times. >> for me, when i first started, i was so nervous. >> reporter: you were nervous. >> i didn't want the girls to not like their dresses. >> reporter: through his multi-million dollar online re retail site he realized how many teens experienced body shaming and cyber bullying, his non-profit, believe in yourself, combats both. what kind of spark does it make do you hope? >> to believe in yourself and be bold and courageous. >> reporter: two young equipmwo
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attending a technology-focussed school have been chosen. >> shows creativity. and gives them a chance to sheen -- shine bright on their own. they have no idea they're about to be brought in for a surprise. their reaction more shocked shy smiles. >> what! that fits you perfectly. >> i stood up straight. i smile a lot. and it's just, it makes me feel happy. >> reporter: when sam spontaneously decides to give all of the dress away it becomes clear how much confidence he delivers dress by dress. the difference one tech ceo is making one surprise at a time. >> our thanks to gloria rivera for that report. and sam wants to provide longer-term support to help these girls achieve their dreams going forward. but even that small donation can make a huge difference. >> they also come back in technology. don't miss our updates on
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making news in america this morning, a looming indictment. the first charges expected today in special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. what we know right now and the president's reaction. military murder case. a green beret strangled. >> s.e.a.l.s, any special operation troops are so disciplined, so highly trained. this is unimaginable. >> two elite navy s.e.a.l.s under investigation. kevin spacey bombshell. the actor's very personal response overnight to allegations of sexual misconduct from a fellow actor who claims spacey forced himself on to him at a party. >> home run derby. >> another home run. >> another epic extra inning in the world series. now fueling controversy over whet


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